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ISLAMABAD: Khawaja Haris, the lead lawyer of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, on Thursday accused the accountability judge of tampering the record in the Al-Azizia and Hill Metal Establishment reference, as the court gave directions to the authorities concerned to submit relevant parts of the Panama Papers Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report’s Volume 10.
During cross examination of the JIT head Wajid Zia, Haris alleged that Accountability Court-II Judge Arshad Malik altered the statement of the prosecution’s star witness on the insistence of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor. This, he added, was done during the witness’s cross examination without providing him an opportunity to contest the prosecutor’s assertion.
“I will not continue … I will ask Mian sahab [Nawaz Sharif] to change his lawyer …